'''Johannes''' is a Medieval Latin
form of the personal name that usually appears as "John (name)|John
" in English language contexts. It is a variant of the Greek name (Ιωάννης) and Classical Latin
''), itself derived from the Hebrew name ''Yohanan|Yehochanan
'', meaning "Yahweh
is gracious". The name became popular in Northern Europe, especially in Germany. Common German variants for Johannes are ''Johann
'', ''Hans (name)|Hans
'' (diminutized to ''Hänschen'' or ''Hänsel'', known from "''Hansel and Gretel
''", a fairy tale
by the Brothers Grimm|Grimm
brothers), ''Hannes'', ''Jens (given name)|Jens
'' (from Danish) and ''Jan (name)|Jan
'' (from Dutch). Jan is a variant of John known in Catalan, Czech, Slovenian, Dutch, Scandinavian, Cornish, German, Afrikaans and Northern Germanic. Polish has its own variant Janusz
as has Slovenian "Janez".
Common English variants for...